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Reader: Broke hipsters would be a blessing in Highland

Highland is changing, fast, and for proof you don't need to look further than the block of West 32nd Avenue that for two decades was home to both the original Common Grounds and the first Heidi's Deli. But Common Grounds dried up in April (it will reopen in Sunnyside) and Heidi's closed last November; that space at the corner of Lowell and 32nd is becoming the Matador, and some neighbors worry that it will become a magnet for drunk hipsters. See also: - Reader: Matador will have more tequila-drunk hipsters roaming the neighborhood - Photos: Last call at the original Heidi's in Highland - Common Grounds will pour its last cup at original location

But there are worse things in the 'hood, says OG-FromTheNORTHside:

I don't think the people wandering around getting drunk in this neighborhood are hipsters. These folks are actual residents of the neighborhood, who moved in and renamed everything in the NORTH side. If there is any hate going on here it's resident on resident for being so 'cool'. Let's get serious this area is too far from Downtown for people to travel, so Yay, us! Say hi to to your neighbors.

I grew up in this neighborhood until I was in my mid-thirties and had children. When I got tired of the neighbors (not hipsters) I decided to move myself and my latin ass family out. A case of reverse white flight? Guess where we went? Further into the suburbs, exploring everything outside of the reach of these complaining cretins that think they own the neighborhood (now primarily populated by non-natives).

This neighborhood is now inhabited by a bunch of clones. Take note of them trying to parallel park their Audi's on each other while crying on their cell phones, desperately wondering when Whole Foods will arrive to liberate their mundane existence. Broke hipsters would be a blessing to this neighborhood, trust me.

What do you think of the changes in Highland?

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